At Ballymaloe Foods, we are privileged to be associated with wonderful people, many of them working with incredible charities. In recent years we have supported The Marie Keating Foundation and the Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund. We provide food donations to Food Cloud and Penny Dinners and frequently support local and national charity events and flag days with hampers and products.
We regularly donate products to Food Cloud and, to date, we have donated approximately 26,001 meals (in 2020 we donated 4,762). Food waste is a huge social and environmental issue that contributes massively to carbon emission. Through our partnership with Food Cloud we are working to decrease the negative impacts of food waste. numerous local community events such as the Midleton Food & Drink Festival (now known as fEast), Glounthaune Community Association & Ballycotton Comedy Festival. Ballymaloe Foods was also pleased to lead and support the opening of Ballycotton Island Tours, bringing a much-needed attraction to this local, vibrant, East Cork village.